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Looking Back in Time at April 15

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

SIKESTON - Bobby Dover arrived Sunday from San Diego, Calif., where he had been a patient in the Naval Hospital since his return to the United States. He will spend a month with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dover, before returning to active duty in the Navy.

SIKESTON - Construction was begun this week on an addition to Murray Lane Baptist Church, the third unit of the plant built since the unit was begun four years ago. The First Baptist Church of Sikeston built the first two units and operated Murray Lane as a mission from Jan. 1, 1960, until Sept. 15,1962, when the Murray Lane Baptist Chapel was organized into a independent church.

SIKESTON - The Park Board officially dedicated the four new horseshoe courts Monday afternoon with the throwing of the first horseshoes. The courts are located in Armory Park and were made possible by donations by the Kiwanis Club, Altrusa Club, Democrat Advertiser and Elks Club. All work on the courts was done by city employees with donations going toward purchase of material. Attending the dedication were Mike Jensen, Democrat Advertiser; John Mobley, Kiwanis Club; Virginia Holsinger, Altrusa Club; Beatty Miller, Park Board; and Harry Holsinger and Leroy Parmenter of the Elks Club.

BENTON - Noranda Aluminum Inc. has adopted Kelly High School under the Adopt-A-School partnership, an agreement between the school and company with the goal to establish a better person-to-person relationship and concern for our schools. AAS activities are limited only by the needs of the schools and the resources of Noranda. Key Superintendent of Schools Mike Johnson signed the agreement Wednesday.